Boost Your Credit Scrore When Preparing to Buy a Home

Are you preparing to purchase a home? If you’re financing, a critical step is building a solid credit score. Did you know that a higher credit score can result in a better mortgage rate? An article from CNBC explains: “When it comes to mortgages, a higher credit score can save you thousands of dollars in… Continue reading Boost Your Credit Scrore When Preparing to Buy a Home

Things Home Buyers Do That Can Cause a Seller to not Accept Their Offer

When you make an offer to buy a house, it stands to reason that you want it to be accepted. Here are some things home buyers do that can cause a seller to not accept their offer: 😠 Low-Ball Offer – Quite possibly the number one rule is don’t p!ss-off the seller, and nothing does… Continue reading Things Home Buyers Do That Can Cause a Seller to not Accept Their Offer

Real Estate Statistics

I found a great article on statistics by Scott Bradley Brixen of ListReports called “Reading Real Estate Statistics”. This might be tedious for some, but it you tend to geek-out over numbers like I do, you’re welcome and happy reading! ” Part 1: Better than Average As you read through news stories and social media… Continue reading Real Estate Statistics

Pet Adoption Promotion

I am really pleased to announce my Pet Adoption Promotion! How it works is really easy. When you adopt, or sponsor the adoption, of a pet from the Royse City Animal Control & Shelter and choose me to represent you on the purchase or sale of a home, I will credit you back at closing… Continue reading Pet Adoption Promotion

Community Heroes Rewards Program

I am so proud to recognize members of our military, first responders, and teachers by participating in this program. During COVID, there was so much love and appreciation for these dedicated folks, and I want to ensure that appreciation stays front and center! WHAT IS THE PROGRAM? It is really simple. If you are an… Continue reading Community Heroes Rewards Program

Do I Need a Home Inspection?

When buying a home, having a home inspection done by a licensed inspector is a crucial step of the process. During the height of the pandemic, approximately 30% of buyers were waiving their right to a property inspection in an effort to make their offers more attractive. This is a choice that could prove costly,… Continue reading Do I Need a Home Inspection?

Water Conservation

Summer months in Texas are not only typically very hot, but also very dry. Water districts have varying degrees or “stages” of water restriction protocols to combat this. It falls on each one of us to help conserve water. Here are some things that can help: Outside: Inside:

Home Inspections

A home inspection is a visual exam of the structure and systems of a house. It details problems with the property and if they’re serious enough to prevent a sale. The three main points of an inspection are physical condition, items in need of repair or replacement, and the remaining useful life of major systems.… Continue reading Home Inspections

Financing: Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

If you’re looking to buy a home in 2024, know that getting pre-approved is going to be a key piece of the puzzle. With lower mortgage rates bringing more buyers back into the market, this can help you make a strong offer that stands out from the crowd. One sure way to reduce stress during… Continue reading Financing: Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

Credit Scores Demystified

If you’ve made a resolution this year to get your credit on track, getting started can feel a bit daunting. After all, it can sometimes seem as if credit agencies want to keep you in the dark about how scores are calculated. Not to worry – with some diligence on your part and a little… Continue reading Credit Scores Demystified